Large Group (10 and up)
10 minutes or more
To develop teamwork, verbal communication and hand-eye coordination.
Before You Start
- You will need 10-12 players on each team, six on court (four players can be used), all players rotate positions.
- A standard volleyball court is 60âx 30â, divided by a net standing eight inches high and has lines (or cones) marking the boundaries.
- Teams are placed on either side of the net. First possession is awarded to the team who wins a coin flip or Ro Sham Bo.
How to Play
Play begins with the server, serving (or hitting) the ball over the net.
- On the serve, the ball must go over the net without touching it.
- On all other plays, the ball can be played on after hitting the net.
- If the ball hits the net on the first serve attempt, the server is allowed a second attempt.
After the ball is served, a rally begins.
- A maximum of three hits is allowed per side to get the ball over the net during a rally.
- A player can only hit the ball one time in a row.
Only the serving team can score.
- The serving team earns a point when the receiving team fails to return the ball in three or less hits or lets the ball drop within or on their boundaries.
- A point is also scored if a returned ball lands, without being touched, outside the serving team's boundaries.
The serve changes when the serving team fails to return the ball in three hits or less or lets the ball drop within or on the boundaries.
- The change of serve is called a Side Out.
- The serve also changes if the serving team hits or returns a ball that lands, without being touched, outside the receiving teamâs boundaries.
- A team rotates every time they regain the serve.
- If the ball hits any part of a playerâs body and can still be knocked over the net in three or less hits, the ball is still in play.
- A game is completed when one team reaches 15 points and is ahead of the other team by two points.
- Serving and rallies continue until both the point score and the two point difference is met.
- After one game is played, teams switch sides and exchange High-5âs.
- First possession is awarded to the previously lower scoring team.
- A match is completed when one team wins three out of five games.